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The Balcony Restaurant

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Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
07:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sun 07:30 - 14:00
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Townsville, Australia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The finger food was delicious and a good variety. The different teas were fun to try. The staff were friendly and the food was serve quickly. Need to book in advance for High Tea, it is an outing with a difference. Highly recommended.

Thank Lorraine M
Queensland, Australia
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Balcony has a lovely menu, and their house beans are to die for! Great fresh squeezed juices and good coffee make it a lovely spot for brekkie, a stand out in Townsville city!

Thank Matthew M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I am allergic to chilli and found it very hard to find food I would eat. Chose fish and chips this was over cooked. Three of my party said theirs was good. Enjoyed salad with mine.

Thank Prue W
Bedukas, Manager at The Balcony Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Prue Thank you for your review. I apologise your fish was overcooked that is certainly not what we want. I would encourage people in this instance to mention it to staff at the time as we would be more than happy to rectify the issue. A piece of battered fish only takes a very short time to cook so... More 

St. Albans, England
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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

It's hard to pick the best thing about this restaurant. Great food every time we go. Amazing value for money. Lovely efficient friendly staff. With out doubt the very best restaurant in Queensland.

Thank Martin W
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Ive been to the Balcony a lot now ( its one of my favourite places to eat) and the food is always excellent. I've mainly been for breakfast and only once for lunch but it was delicious all the same. Everything i have tried on the menu has been yummy. The place has a really nice vibe made even better... More 

Thank Michelle M
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We've had a few brunches/lunches here plus some breakfasts, it's a lovely relaxed setting, food is always very good, service always friendly. Kids menu is good too, kids favourite is the pancakes.

Thank Nicky B
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I had the poached pear and my wife had the vegetable pancakes (similar to corn cakes). OMG WOW I'm speechless. I wanna come back for 2nd brunch. Not that I can fit anything else in. Big serves great service. Taste amazing, vegetable pancakes were the better of the two but only just. The pancakes came with a side of rocket,... More 

Thank Westley S
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Close to the Grand Chancellor Hotel on Flinders St. Had breakfast here on two occasions and walked away very happy with quality, quantity and price of food. The poached pears were excellent as was the chai tea. Avocado with poached eggs fabulous too. Three diners all pleased. Only thing on negative side is quite noisy in peak times due timber... More 

Thank CityofAngelsBrisbane
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My fiancée and I had a Sunday lunch at the Balcony restaurant, were very happy with food and friendly service. Ideal place for a relaxed weekend date!

Thank braden h
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place for breakfast and lunch.. price is okay.. located upstairs but with no elevator.. friendly services

Thank faiqarif

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 22
Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: 61747712255
OPEN 7 days, The Balcony Restaurant is located upstairs at number 287 Flinders Street Townsville City. The heritage building has been the home of the Balcony Restaurant for over 25 years. The timber staircase takes you on and upwards to the quirky space above that ensures a unique and memorable experience unmatched in Townsville. Nestled high above, the Balcony Restaurant permeates a relaxed and pleasant ambiance where you can escape the hustle and bustle of below. Escape to the bliss of the Balcony's charm where you can enjoy the delicious food, the great coffee, an icy cold beverage, good music and let our happy staff take care of you. Open 7 days Monday & Tuesday 9am till 2pm. Wednesday to Sunday 7.30am till 2pm

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